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Ibawal ang political dynasty*

Ibawal ang political dynasty*

SA kabila ng katotohanang mandato ng Kongreso, batay sa 1987 Constitution, na magpasa ng batas sa anti-political dynasty upang mapigilan ang pananatili sa kapangyarihan ng ilang mga angkang pampulitika ay patuloy na namamayagpag ang mga ito. Ayon sa Article II Section 26 ng 1987 Constitution, “The state shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Dare to care for orphans*

Dare to care for orphans*

JAPANESE-American tapestry artist Tetsuo “Leo” Orii, author of the war-romance novel “Sampaguita and Gold Button,” says the story is not just about World War II and the love between a Japanese sailor and a comely lass from Cebu. It also poses a challenge to Filipinos to care for the orphans. In one of our coffee table talks last month, the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Short Assessment of Trump’s Victory*

Short Assessment of Trump’s Victory*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Nov. 15, 2016 THE Positive Side Donald Trump’s victory may have saved the world from nuclear catastrophe, for the moment. Had Hillary Clinton […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of the Belt and Road Forum. Photo: Reuters, Lintao Zhang

The Myth of a Neo-Imperial China*

By Russia Insider / Pepe Escobar** THE geopolitical focus of the still young 21st century spans the Indian Ocean from the Persian Gulf all the way to the South China Sea alongside the spectrum from Southwest Asia to Central Asia and China.That happens to configure the prime playing ground, overland and maritime, of the New Silk Roads, or the Belt and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Threat to our rights*

Threat to our rights*

WE understand that President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act 10973, giving subpoena powers to the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) along with the director and deputy director for administration of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), in order to intensify his anti-criminality campaign. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has clarified that being issued a subpoena does […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Nine People You Will Definitely Meet in Hell – an Indian Perspective*

Nine People You Will Definitely Meet in Hell – an Indian Perspective*

By Russia Insider / Rakesh Krishnan Simha   An irreverent guide to world history from an Oriental perspective                                                                             Dick Cheney, Winston Churchill, and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Permanent Court for Arbitration a Double-Edged Sword: Handle with Care*

Permanent Court for Arbitration a Double-Edged Sword: Handle with Care*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Nov. 8, 2016 THE Permanent Court for Arbitration (PCA) ruling that Justice Carpio worked for at The Hague with US support is like […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Iligal na sugal hindi matuldukan*

Iligal na sugal hindi matuldukan*

NAKALULUNGKOT isipin na sa kabila ng masinsinang kampanya ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte laban sa lumalabag sa batas ay hindi matuldukan ang pamamayagpag ng iligal na sugal. At lalong nakagugulat na may maliliit na perya na binansagang “pergalan” na naghahandog ng bawal na sugal na tulad ng “color games” at “drop ball” na garapalang tumatakbo kahit na malapit sa mga himpilan […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Newly Revealed Russian Weapons Systems: Political Implications*

Newly Revealed Russian Weapons Systems: Political Implications*

By Russia Insider/The Saker Putin’s speech was the first step in bringing a sense of reality to a deeply delusional Empire For those interested in the military implications of the recent revelations by Vladimir Putin about new Russian weapon systems I would recommend the excellent article entitled “The Implications of Russia’s New Weapon Systems” by Andrei Martyanov who offers a […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mother Russia. Image © MIR Corporation

Why the West Cannot Stomach Russians*

By Russia Insider/Andre Vitchek “In the eyes of the West, Russians are ‘traitors’. Instead of joining the looters, they have been standing by the ‘wretched of the world’, in the past, as well as now. They refused to sell their Motherland, and to enslave their own people. Their government is doing all it can to make Russia self-sufficient, fully independent, prosperous, […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
Think of other OFWs as well*

Think of other OFWs as well*

By Robert Roque THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) may widen the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait by covering other countries in the Middle East as well. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says an expanded deployment ban may be enforced if other Arab countries with cases of abuse and maltreatment still fail to support and strengthen […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Bravo Beyond Deadlines*

Bravo Beyond Deadlines*

DENGVAXIA, a new vaccine against dengue, is still on its experimental stages with unknown downsides or negative side effects yet it was recklessly used in the Philippines. It is not a surprise therefore that many children died as a result of its use. It is the position of Freeblance that those responsible for the reckless, negligent and imprudent use of […]

Tuloy ang laban*

Tuloy ang laban*

SA tingin ng iba ay nagiging desperado ang ilang mambabatas, lalo na nang hilingin ng ilang miyembro ng oposisyon ng Kongreso na makialam si President Duterte sa pagsisikap ng gobyerno na imbestigahan ang pagkasawi ng mga bata na naturukan ng kontrobersyal na bakuna na Dengvaxia. Sa tingin nila ang Pangulo ang dapat magresolba sa isyu at dapat niyang utusan si […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Why was Dengvaxia deal rushed?*

Why was Dengvaxia deal rushed?*

A LOT of people want to know why the government’s PhP3.55-billion Dengvaxia deal with French vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur was completed in a hurried manner. Last Monday, the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) revealed in a congressional inquiry that the Health department allegedly pushed through with the Dengvaxia program in 2016 even if the vaccine was still undergoing clinical trial phase […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Huwag mahulog sa bitag*

Huwag mahulog sa bitag*

NANINIWALA si retired Brigadier General Victor Corpus na sariling kaligtasan ang ipinaglalaban ng China kaya ito lumikha ng mga artipisyal na isla sa West Philippine Sea. Ang nais daw talaga ng China ay mapigilan ang Amerika na makalapit na gamit ang kanilang Ohio Class nuclear strike submarines. Napakagandang military position daw kasi ng Manila Trench para sa Amerika. Ang Scarborough […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
China’s New “Great Walls”*

China’s New “Great Walls”*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. October 31, 2016 NO one seems to notice, but China now has built, not one but three new “Great Walls”. The first of […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Don’t surrender our rights*

Don’t surrender our rights*

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Harry Roque said there will come a time when we will thank China for creating artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea which will eventually be ours if we can ask China to leave. As Roque himself pointed out, these will be ours if we can ask China to leave. But what if they don’t? These artificial islands, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
The Deadly Rule of the American Oligarchs*

The Deadly Rule of the American Oligarchs*

By Russia Insider/Chris Hedges** “If we don’t … revolt, we will be herded into the abattoirs that tyrannies set up at the end of their existence.” Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty, rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good. They pervert, deform and dismantle systems of power to serve their immediate […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga nabakunahan tinututukan*

Mga nabakunahan tinututukan*

PATULOY na tinututukan ng gobyerno ang mga naturukan ng Dengvaxia laban sa dengue upang agad silang matulungan sakali mang magkaroon ng negatibong reaksyon sa kanilang katawan ang kontrobersyal na bakuna. Sa Mindanao nga lang ay 400 residente na karamihan ay mga bata ang nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia na nagmula sa bansang France. Ayon kay Health Assistant Secretary Abdullah Dumama ay magmumungkahi […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
RP’s Pivot to China*

RP’s Pivot to China*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Oct. 26, 2016 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s China trip may be the first shot fired to save the world from nuclear destruction. At least […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sagot ay No sa Federalismo (Huling Bahagi)*

Sagot ay No sa Federalismo (Huling Bahagi)*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. (Huling Bahagi) Not a simple matter Another thing to consider is that changing the system will mess up […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Don’t  rush your decision*

Don’t rush your decision*

WE understand why the government issued a total deployment ban on Filipinos who want to work in Kuwait. President Rodrigo Duterte asked workers in Kuwait to return as he provided free flights for those who are distressed, given amnesty, and others who simply want to be repatriated. The President’s order to bring home distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stemmed from […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Military Conflict Between East and West Has Never Been Closer*

Military Conflict Between East and West Has Never Been Closer*

By Sputnik News/John Wight RECENT events in Syria serve to illustrate the dire consequences of a unipolar world. They also provide further confirmation that international law now belongs to the realm of fiction when it comes to Washington and its allies, for whom exceptionalism is the natural order of things. There is compelling evidence to speculate that what is now being […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
Hilakbot sa Dengvaxia*

Hilakbot sa Dengvaxia*

SAAN mang bahagi ng mundo ay hindi masisisi ang mga tao kung magkaroon sila ng hilakbot o matinding pangamba sa bakuna dahil hindi nakasisiguro ang sino man sa puwedeng maging epekto nito. Sa katunayan, umani ang gobyerno ng Africa ng masidhing galit mula sa publiko nang isailalim ang mga kabataan at may sapat na gulang na mga kababaihan sa puwersahang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
“BATNA”: Better Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

“BATNA”: Better Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Oct. 18, 2016 IN negotiation, both parties have their respective “BATNA”, or what negotiators call“better alternative to a negotiated agreement”. This is the […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions